Staff

Staff

Scott Horsfall

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Scott Horsfall manages all aspects of the LGMA’s day-to-day operations, and provides vision and direction for the organization. Scott has over thirtyyears of experience in the agricultural industry including leadership roles for California Grown, the California Kiwifruit Commission and the California Table Grape Commission.

Staff

April Ward

Communications Director

April Ward oversees the development and implementation of the LGMA’s communications efforts, including all online and social media outreach. She joined the LGMA in 2007 and has over ten years of experience in marketing and a specialization in building brand identity.

Staff

Mike Villaneva

Technical Director

Mike Villaneva manages the LGMA’s technical programs, including industry technical outreach, involvement with food safety research, and data analysis. He comes to the organization with over twenty years experience in the public and private agriculture sectors working with food safety training and regulatory inspections. He is also taking the lead on creating the LGMA’s comprehensive LGMATech food safety training program.

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Amarachi Okemiri

Member Services Coordinator

Amarachi Okemiri manages relationships with LGMA members and works with the Technical Director on building the LGMA Tech Training Program. She holds a BS in Biochemistry from CSU, Sacramento, and an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Before joining the LGMA she was involved with the “Farm to Fork Capital” initiative in Sacramento.

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Jonathan Field

Compliance Officer

As the LGMA’s Compliance Officer, Jonathan Field reviews each LGMA food safety audit, assigns violation levels for any non-conformities and reviews and approves all Corrective Action Plans. Jon has an expansive resume from the agricultural industry which includes twenty years with the California Tree Fruit Agreement, fourteen of those years as CEO.